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The State of the Work Environment (SOWE) series is produced by the WorkSafe Division of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) with the assistance of WorkCover WA, to promote awareness of occupational safety and health in Western Australia. Previously, reports in the series...
Incident statistics
Industry benchmarks can be used for the evaluation of the occupational safety and health performance of organisations. Visit the Australian Bureau of Statistics for a full listing of the ANZSIC 2006 Edition (available free to download). ANZSIC 2006 Industry division and subdivision rates The latest...
Incident statistics
Western Australia Visit WorkCover WA website for Workers' Compensation in WA Statistical Report and other statistical information National Visit Safe Work Australia for the following: National On-line Statistical Database (NOSI) of National Workers' Compensation; Compendium of Workers’ Compensation...
Incident statistics
WorkSafe strives to provide useful work-related injury and disease data to assist you in creating and maintaining an injury free workplace. Statistical information has been expanded to cover a range of key subjects specifically for Western Australian workplaces including: WA Key OSH Stats Industry...
Incident statistics
This page contains frequently asked questions on electricity. ​ What are the requirements for testing and tagging portable electrical equipment or a residual current device (RCD) for use on construction and demolition sites, and at other workplaces? For detailed information please see ‘ Guide to...
Electricity
People generally are aware that electricity can be dangerous. However, many people still take risks that can lead to harm. This is why reminders on the need to use electricity safely are required. Switches, power points and light fittings Damaged switches, power points and light fittings are...
Electrical installations
There are regulations relating to forklifts and loading docks. This page sets out what the regulations mean. Loading docks Many hazardous situations can arise when a forklift truck is being used. Hazards in relation to the condition of the forklift or in respect to the surface upon which the...
Forklifts
Laws introduced in 2009 require all home sellers (before sale) and landlords to install at least two RCDs, protecting all power points and lighting circuits. RCDs save lives RCDs monitor the flow of electricity from the main switchboard and prevent electrocution by cutting the electricity supply if...
Residual Current Devices (RCD)
A code of practice is a document prepared to provide practical guidance on how to comply with a general duty or specific duties under Western Australian occupational safety and health laws. A code of practice may include explanatory information, recommendations for best practice, or references to...
Codes and guidance material
This page contains frequently asked questions on diseases and health. How can I prevent getting infectious diseases at work? Conscientious use of standard precautions will minimise the risk of workers acquiring infections and transferring infections between persons. Some infections may pose an...
Diseases and health

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Ask your boss how to do the job safely - Falls
WorkSafe
Poster
20 May 2014
Falling from one level to another is a major workplace hazard and is the most common cause of death from traumatic injuries in construction. Fall hazards occur in all industries and most fatalities...
WorkSafe
Training material
29 May 2014
Occupational Safety and Health Legislation is an essential element of the introductory course for safety and health representatives. The module includes facilitators manual, trainees workbook and...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
03 Jun 2014
If you wish to submit a review of an Provisional Improvement Notice to WorkSafe you will need to complete a Provisional Improvement Notice form.
WorkSafe
Form – application
21 May 2014
Following two recent incidents where employees have been struck by the closing rear door (tailgate) of front loading rubbish trucks, WorkSafe reminds those involved in the waste management industry...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
Serious incidents have occurred while workers have been carrying out vegetation control work.
EnergySafety
Brochure
20 May 2014
This brochure is designed to advise builders, gas fitters and consumers where gas-fired barbecues and patio heaters may be installed and used safely. This information does not take precedence over...
EnergySafety
Brochure
29 Apr 2014
On 1 July 2013, changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1987 (the Act) and the Residential Tenancies Regulations 1989 came into force. These frequently asked questions are designed to assist you in...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
09 Feb 2017
This publication will assist event organisers, venue organisers, asset managers and catering vendors to comply with the safety requirements for the use of gas appliances in public venues.
EnergySafety
Brochure
30 Apr 2014
List of safety films available to borrow from the WorkSafe library.
WorkSafe
Information
22 May 2014

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